Gnome For Christmas Tree Easel Card

Spellbinders Gnome For Christmas Tree Pretty Pine Background Stamp Photoplay Christmas Party by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 02

Gnome for Christmas Tree Easel Card with Spellbinders and Photoplay Paper

Hello, Friends!  I have to ask you, is this Gnome for Christmas Tree Easel card cute or what?  After putting this one together earlier this week, I just had to share it with you here, because the end result made me smile!

Sometimes, a product pairing is a match made in heaven.  That’s the case with the Spellbinders Gnome Tree and Photoplay Paper Tulia and Norbert Christmas Party papers.  Putting this card together required a bit of work, but it was so worth the effort!

There are a LOT of little pieces in this die set.  So right off the bat, I recommend you find a magnetic sheet and lay the pieces out so you don’t lose any.  (We won’t talk about how I accidentally dropped one of the small bits into the paper trash can beside my die cutting area and the ensuing search all the way to the bottom of the receptacle where the little bugger was snuggled up all comfy and cozy.)

Gnome for Christmas Tree Tips and Tricks

Spellbinders Gnome For Christmas Tree Pretty Pine Background Stamp Photoplay Christmas Party by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

  • First, die cut just the tree frame from sturdy white cardstock.
  • Next, insert the “gnomes” inside the frame and die cut a second time from sturdy white cardstock.  Keep this panel intact, and adhere it over the frame die cut.
  • Now, die cut the gnomes from white glitter cardstock. (Linked below).  Use tweezers or a Quik-Stick Tool to lift the beard pieces from the die cut and adhere over the bearded areas on the white base.
  • Then select 2 patterns from Photoplay Christmas Party and die cut the hats. Repeat the process for each pattern.  You can save the pieces you don’t use in this card for a second card.  So even though it’s a fair bit of die cutting, it’s like a BOGO deal.
  • Now die cut the trousers from the same patterned papers.
  • Die cut  wreath, stars and garland pieces from scraps of glitter cardstock.
Emboss/Resist Stamped background

Follow these steps to make the background oval for the card.

  • First, die cut the largest Picot Petite Oval from white cardstock.
  • Next, ink up the Pretty Pine Background stamp with clear embossing ink.  Stamp onto the die cut oval.
  • Now, heat emboss with opaque white or Shabby Ivory embossing powder.
  • Then swipe a non-stick craft sheet with Pine Needles, Shabby Shutters, Bundled Sage and Peeled Paint Distress ink.  Spritz with water until beads form.  Tap the stamped oval into the inky puddle to pick up the ink.  The embossed areas will resist the ink and create the patterned background.
A Peek Inside

Dress up the inside of this 7″ x 5″ easel card base with festive patterns from the Christmas Party paper collection.  Add a little gift card holder, and your job is done!

Gnomes for Christmas is a very good idea, dontcha think?  You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!





7 thoughts on “Gnome For Christmas Tree Easel Card

  1. Susan Steele

    Oh my, this gnome card is just too too cute! My goodness …So glad you finally found your die cut piece! Talk about patience … I can just see Kathy on the floor going thru paper pieces trying to find that little bugger!!! Makes me smile …I’ve done that before too! Its what we get for leaving the trash can so close to our work table! Luv that sentiment with the snowman! Just adorable! Hugs, Suzy Q

  2. soozyb2013

    Very cute!! Love the Gnome tree!! hahahaha I can’t believe we are into September already so it is time to get busy myself on a couple cards. I hope you had a great weekend!!!

  3. Martie Rollin

    Like MaryH, it’s that humorous sentiment that really draws my attention! Ha! Ha! Most of my holiday cards are more serious in nature, but I think I could create many cards for which these words would be most appropriate!! Thanks for this inspiration!

  4. Rebecca Nicklin

    Another darling Gnome entry, Kathy! Will miss seeing new ones in that you’ve covered a full year. On the disappearing die issue (seems like we’ve all tossed one in the trash!): Last year while making Halloween cards, I dropped a small Tim Holtz bat die on the floor…tried to spot it, but with poor eyesight and no success, decided to try to do a “sweep” of the floor and my broom pushed it under the toe kick of the cabinets. So when someone decides to remodel the kitchen and they find it, they’ll wonder about that funny metal thing left behind. There’s also a spot of blood on the wall behind another cabinet…and that’s another story!

  5. Theresa Stikes

    This looks like you do need patience with all the tiny pieces but at the end like you said it’s well worth it. Very cute.

  6. Cheryl Wells

    Kathy – this is awesome!!! I love all things Gnomes, and this is certainly a “Home Run”!!! Well done!!!

  7. MaryH

    The sentiment, “Dear Santa, Before I explain, how much do you know?”, just made me laugh. You have the most extraordinary talent to find paper, embellishments and create layouts. And I love your narratives that go along with all the project talent you display to us almost daily. Hope you and your family/friends are enjoying a wonderful holiday packed with fun.

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